Sunday, April 17, 2011

Lions Safari

I really wanted to share with you a special occasion I attended on Thursday morning. The Lions Club (a community service club) in our nearest town (90 kms away from the farm!) wanted to raise $100,000 to purchase a piece of equipment for our local hospital so called for 100 women to walk 100 kms each. They each paid $1000 to enter then got sponsors to pay back the money to them. Most of them have been training for months for the 4 day hike. They needed to carry their day packs and all their sleeping equipment was transported for them. When they left on Thursday morning they had no idea where they were going. It was really an amazing feeling attending the farewell. Sadly there was only 99 walkers to leave on Thursday as one of the ladies who was out riding her back and training for the walk was hit by a car and killed about a month ago. As you can imagine this was quite emotional for all the walkers when they left on Thursday.
I have talked to a couple of the girls tonight and they have made it back - not all completed the 100kms but most pushed themselves further than they could ever imagine. A truly amazing effort!! Well done to all! 



Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Great cause. Love the piper's pants.

Darryl and Ruth : )

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

What a great idea! How neat that these woman planned such an amazing event!
And thanks for the well wishes for baby Addison too!